Make the pain go away with a homemade boo boo balm wound salve. Kids will love using this super hero healing balm cream made with coconut oil, beeswax, and essential oils for their scrapes and owies.
There is nothing quite like the healing power of a plastic bandage to make the pain of a boo boo or owie disappear for a kid. Sometimes, though, the scratches and scrapes need a little more TLC to heal. Having a small batch of this homemade healing balm helps keep
This homemade boo boo balm contains only all natural ingredients that are chosen for their ability to help heal and soothe an owie.
Coconut oil: Fatty acids in coconut oil help reduce inflammation in skin cuts and scrapes. It also protects skin and it's antioxidants help heal skin.
Almond oil: a mild, hypoallergenic oil, has antioxidant properties and keeps skin soft and supple. Sweet almond oil helps you use the healing balm to gently dislodge debris from deep cuts.
Witch Hazel: Witch hazel is great for all kinds of skin issues. It's natural astringent properties help keep cuts clean. Witch hazel naturally tightens skin which also helps bleeding to stop.
Tea Tree Oil: This oil has been shown to be antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.
Lavender Oil: Lavender's properties help soothe soreness and helps burns and wounds to heal.
Lemon essential oil: Lemon oil is known to be an astringent as well as detoxifying. It helps to restore skin as it heals.
Beeswax: This helps the balm to solidify and not melt at room temperature.
DIY Superhero “Boo Boo” Healing Balm Cream
1. Add the coconut oil, almond oil and beeswax to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 45 seconds. Stir and continue to microwave on HIGH in 20 second increments until the beeswax pellets are completely melted.
You can also place the oils and beeswax in a double boiler. I like to use a coffee can that can be thrown away. Beeswax is hard to clean up so don't use something you want to keep.
Put the oils and wax in to an empty coffee can. Put the coffee can in a pot and add a little water to the pot. You don't need much just a half inch or so. Bring the water to a boil and it will heat the can. Allow the wax to melt and stir to incorporate the oils.
2. Remove from microwave (the oil is very hot so be careful!). Add the witch hazel and essential oils and stir to mix well.
3. Pour the melted oils into an airtight glass or metal container and allow to cool/harden in the container for 10 minutes.
4. Store for up to 9 months.
HOW TO USE
Place a small amount of Avengers Boo Boo Cream on scrapes and cover with a super hero Band-Aid.